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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

When it's hot!

Now that "Serious training" has started (uh, haven't run since last Friday...and felt sick today...so I'm not quite on track yet), I thought it would be good to post tips for running in hot weather. I was thinking the number one tip would be NOT to run, but that wouldn't help our training. And as Gayle so eloquently demonstrated for us, you shouldn't run in hot weather when hung-over. Any other suggestions? Here are mine.

1. Run early or late...when it's the coolest.
2. Drink and run with Gatorade. It really is better than water when running longer. Get the special sports bottle kind. At first it might feel strange if you're not used to running with a bottle, but after a few times, it will seem normal (at least to me it does).
3. Run where it's shady.
4. Wear a hat and sunscreen.
5. If it's too hot and humid...turn around and go back home. Don't risk overheating yourself!

4 Comments:

Anonymous dana said...

Or run where you can stop for a drink....such as by the beach or at a dru store that is on your route. Hope you feel better.

5:51 AM  
Blogger Gayle said...

Or you could run where theres a bar!

8:12 AM  
Anonymous dana said...

A bar.....that's even better...although, you may not know where you end up on your run.

5:34 AM  
Blogger Jaye said...

Run with the hash-house harriers - you'll get a workout, but they run from bar to bar, through the woods, whatever. Here's a local one in NJ: http://www.princetonol.com/groups/phhh/ .

Here's a more global view: http://www.gthhh.com/. Interesting concept, I would say....they call themselves "drinkers with a running problem." Hahahaha!

7:39 AM  

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